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crescentsville. >> police initially thought the victim was actually kidnapped but hours later she said that is not the case. "action news" reporter chad pradelli live at northeast detectives with the latest on this strange incident. chad. >> reporter: monica police don't know what they have. they don't have a motive for this attack. they say it was caught on a septa bus camera but the woman who showed up here at the 15th district she's not cooperating with police. the septa bus window is that smashed and the nerves of passengers rattled after a bizarre chase this morning. police say a silver pontiac bonneville was following this bus just before 2:00 a.m. a woman on the bus made reference the man in the car was crazy. at one stop. >> the male exited the vehicle when they stepped stopped at a bus stop and she -- the bus driver wouldn't open the door for him so the bus driver continued on. >> reporter: then in the 4200 block of the boulevard the man in the bonneville made his move cutting off the bus and forcing it to stop. >> that's when she gets off
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the bus and she's assaulted and she was forcefully put into the car. >> reporter: police thought they had an abduction but the woman showed up at the 15th district police station a few hours later and claimed she was the woman for whom police were looking. she denied being kidnapped or assaulted. >> we have on video that shows differently but she continued to be uncooperative with us. >> reporter: police released her but are looking for the man. he is driving a silver 2001 to 2002 pontiac bonneville with a temporary delaware paper tag reading xc975492. >> you don't know what this is about. >> no, we have no idea what it's about. that's why i'm hoping somebody comes forward and tells us what this is all about. >> reporter: and police say that man faces criminal mischief charges and possible assault charges. live in northeast philadelphia, chad pradelli channel6 "action news." >> all right, thank you chad.
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at the big board with the final farewell to one of the most influential first ladies in american history. nancy reagan was only in the white house for eight years but her grace and style will be remembered for a lifetime. >> ♪ today mrs. reagan's life and legacy were celebrated during a service at the ronald reagan presidential library here in california. a crowd of a thousand guests was enthroned say goodbye including several heads of state prominent journalists and a handful of a-list actors. the former first lady was remembered for her grace, her kindness and her unwavering devotion and love to her husband. it was all done through heart felt stories and laughter. >> she did love a party and -- and she would want this to be a party. this is not a tragedy. this is a celebration. >> that was her son speaking there. nancy reagan died in her los angeles home over the weekend on sunday at the age of 94 just some of the pictures and memories of her with ronald
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reagan began and after today's processional she was buried right next to her husband ron flee on the grounds of that presidential library. rick. >> all right, monica, thank you. turning to the shift in the forecast now, after two days of record highs, we're in for a cooler and breezier weekend. as we look live outside from sky6 hd showing you the center city skyline. it is stale fine friday night. in fact, it will feel like spring all weekend long but clouds are expected to build on sunday along with the chance of rain. we'll get to the call from accuweather in just a moment but first a reporter trish hartman who talked to lots of people who are enjoying this pleasant end to the work week today. hi, trish. >> reporter: hi there, rick. logan square is one of the many places where we found people enjoying this gorgeous day in the city, lots of people hanging out on the benches or plopping down on the grass like some bikers over there. now, many people we spoke to have big outdoor weekend plans and many of them are hoping winter is gone for good. >> we're going stay outside all day until dinnertime. we're not going home. >> reporter: this mom of two
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couldn't be happier at the change in weather. >> very, very ready. even though it's only march so, you know, this is super nice super earl. >> reporter: here three-year-old son jasper was having a ball at this park in northern liberties swinging away the afternoon. >> it's really fun. >> reporter: the tables outside el cam mean yo' real on seconds street were filled with folks kicking off their weekend a little early to tap off a gorgeous week. >> we go to liberty land the park and we go tout eat. >> we've been outside a lot. bike riding a lot, having a few beers on the rooftop deck which is nice. >> reporter: furry diners like bronson were welcome, too. >> he likes to sit at our feet and hopefully see if something gets dropped on the ground. >> reporter: and pooches weren't the only animals loving this warmup. we found olive the pig out for a stroll with her owner in fishtown enjoying the sunshine and a snack on a springlike
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afternoon in the city. that's the first time i've discovered a pig while doing a warm weather story. lots of folks are hoping for a decent weekend especially those who will be lining the ben franklin parkway this sunday morning for the city's saint patrick's day parade. live in logan square, trish hartman channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you trish. now to meteorologist melissa magee in for cecily tynan with the first look at that all important weekend forecast. hi, melissa. >> hi, monica. we have a couple changes on the way as we head into our weekend but still a very comfortable friday evening. a big change, though, from what we had yesterday. saying goodbye to the 80's. yesterday we had a record high of 82 in philadelphia and today we max out at 69. so, yes, relatively cooler but still above the average of 51 by a good 18 degrees. so, when you look at the 24 hour temperature change across the region it's 10 degrees cooler in the city than it was the same time yesterday. 16 degrees cooler in allentown and 11 degrees cooler in atlantic city than it was just 24 hours ago.
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we've got you covered if you're out on the town tonight. 58 degrees at 7:00 p.m. it's mostly clear at 8 o'clock. we'll drop down into the lower 50's at 9 p.m. staying into the lower 50's at 10 o'clock tonight and in the upper 40's at 11:00 p.m. underneath a mostly clear sky so conditions will be cooling down relatively quickly. here's what we can expect as we head into our weekend. a sunny start tomorrow. we are tracking some evening showers for sunday but temperatures for the most part holding into the 60's. we've got the details monica coming up in the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. >> we'll wait for that many thank you so much melissa. >> and with a chance of showers late this weekend you can take the accuweather forecast with you wherever you're headed. you can get realtime updates on conditions outside on our web site 6abc.com. >> from our new jersey news room tonight trenton police are still looking for at least one suspect after a shooting that sent five people to the hospital. happened around 2:20 this morning in the unit block of oliver street. according to police it started with an argument involving several women.
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sometime later a man stepped out of the a car and began shooting. five people were hit by the bullets. all are expected to be okay. tonight, there is no word on a possible motive. bad brakes may be to blame for this school bus crash in hammonton new jersey. it happened around 3 o'clock this afternoon at route 30 and south fairhill street. no other vehicles were involved and there were no students on the bus at the time. the bus driver was hurt but we don't know the extender of his injuries yet. >> police across delaware arrested 10 people in five separate drug busts this week and that includes a quadruple arrest on wednesday in millsboro. the county's drug task force caught the four people allegedly making a sale at the river winds mobile home park. police found 77 bags of heroin plus marijuana cocaine and more than $1,800 cash at the scene. in seaford sussex county leondre williams was arrested after a month long investigation. police found more than 2700
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bags of heroin, more than $8,800 cash and a gun stolen from law enforcement down in maryland. arrests also happened this weekends in newark, dover and milford. >> then tonight at 10 o'clock world news anchor david muir takes a look at the heroin epidemic on a national scale. he travels to several small towns across the country, each faced with its own problem related to opiate addiction. in david's words the crisis knows no boundaries is that affecting both people young and old. he saw the problem firsthand while speaking at a middle school during this investigation. >> i asked a very simple question of that class. i said how many of you have seen the needles, the heroin needles and nearly the entire class raised their hand. there are communities across this country where needles are found in ball parks on playgrounds. >> a special edition of 20/20 breaking pointer heroin in america airs tonight at 10 o'clock right here on 6abc. >> all right, much more ahead on "action news" for you tonight. let's check out that traffic scene as we look on a friday
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night. >> autumn marisa is in for matt pelman. happy friday autumn. >> happy friday rick and monica. it's a busy one out there. we have not slowed down since i started this afternoon. here we are in new jersey. this is the 42 freeway northbound. we have cars stopped in that left lane because of an accident. this is approaching 295 northbound. they're trying to clear that accident out of the way but again, slowing you down as you make your way up to the walt whitman bridge at this time. taking a look at the schuylkill expressway. another busy one out there. we had an accident just clear in those eastbound lanes at university avenue. here are those eastbound lanes and you can see taking almost 65 minutes to go from the blue route down to the vine street expressway at this time. not so bad in those westbound lanes, about 35 minutes to do that commute. and over to the boulevard we go. you can see the northbound lanes crawling along there. we had an earlier accident at wissahickon avenue. that's cleared out of the way but you can seat remnants of that. making your way over the twin bridges in the southbound lanes you'll pause as you make your way onto the schuylkill
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expressway. back to you rick and monica. >> thank you. >> much more ahead on "action news at 5:00 another endorsement for donald trump. the former rival turned friend is backing the businessman's campaign and revolt is continuing that's happening in the republican party. >> first the duke and duchess of cambridge have taken up a new mission. how the royals are trying to put the spotlight on suicide prevention when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back. ♪
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>> a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a long island beach today. the cessna was surrounded by emergency crews. it was near kings park new york. two people on board were a pilot instructor and student. they were not hurt but engine trouble is what prompted this emergency landing. community members leave balloons and say prayers in front of the pennsylvania house where an ambush at a backyard cookout left six people dead. pittsburgh police say they have no new information yet about wednesday night's deadly shooting. there were two gunmen and officials say they appear to have targeted one or two of the victims and drugs have not been ruled out as a motive. >> good news on wall street
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today. stocks ended in the green for the work week. fourth back to a row actually. both energy companies and banks drove the market rally today. big gains put wall street close to breaking even for the year after one of the worst starts to the year in market home. the dow climbed 218 points on the day nasdaq 86 and change. the s & p 500 climbing 32.62 before the closing bell. the duke and duchess of dame cambridge shining a bright light on suicide prevention. the royal couple recently met with mental health patients at a hospital today. they even talked with one man who attempted suicide and was saved by a passerby. >> a lot of people who have met the royals have said to me afterwards i was really embarrassed but my problems but william and kate told me not to be abshamed and i felt that it was okay. they can really make a big difference there. >> back in january kate turned her home in essington palace into a makeshift news room. they edited the huffington
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post uk for one day commissioning a number of articles and blogs on mental health. >> community leaders and faith based organizations in wilmington are coming together to fight racism in government and healthcare. the meeting today was one of many planned to talk about solutions. last summer about 50 employees came forward claiming workplace discrimination in some delaware state agencies. >> a philadelphia high school has a brand new scholarship tonight. this morning roman catholic high school in spring garden announced a fund in honor of david kedra. kedra was a pennsylvania state trooper killed in the line of duty in 2014. he was a graduate of roman catholic where he ran cross can country and served as a member of the national honor society. >> today some students brought new meaning to new jersey's garden state nickname. the action cam at mercer county communities college in west windsor. it was the new jersey future farmers of america floral design competition. the new jersey secretary of agriculture douglas fisher got
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in on the fun. it's all part of the state's 39th annual horticultural exposition. budding scientists were awarded for their fantastic ideas today in center city. it was the culmination of the george washington carver science fair the oldest in the u.s. here at the academy of natural sciences. 600 students grades four through 12 competed in categories from botonee and life science to earth science even physics and more and prizes were given to the top achievers. >> congratulations. much more still to come on "action news" tonight. in health check. >> buying peanut butter seems like a simple choice but nowadays stores have entire shelves dedicated to it. ali gorman breaks down which that nut butters to buy, which ones to steer clear of when "action news" comes right back.
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>> health check tonight. peanut butter has become a staple in households across the delaware valley and across the country. >> with so many different varieties out there it can be hard to tell which is best for you. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman did some shopping to compare what's on the shelves. >> ♪ >> we have varieties with thefl. >> reporter: she says over the past year, the nut butter
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aisle has expanded up and out. almonds and cashew butter have spiked in popularity. >> the benefit in them, if you will, is that they have a little bit more polyunsaturated fats. >> reporter: those are the heart healthy fats. but with most brands it's not a huge difference compared to peanut butter. so for these courtney says it's more of a matter of taste. >> if you enjoy almonds you'll enjoy almond butter. if you don't you'll not like it because it's intensified flavor. >> reporter: in terms of nutrition she says sunflower seed butter is similar and it's a great option for kids with nut allergies. as for all nut butters, you can grab the oil on top or emulsified. if you want to go all natural. the best is oil on top. if you prefer a more spreadable nut butter, yours will be emulsified.
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it will be natural but it will have more than just nuts. >> palm oil or they'll add safflower oil and a little bit of sugar of some form and salt. >> reporter: courtney says read the label. this jiff has 3 grams of sugar a typical oil on top version has one. that's not a major difference. >> so for me for a family so that the peanut butter spreads easy makes life easy doesn't have to be in the fridge maybe you want to go with the emulsified. >> reporter: nutella and ones with chocolate or honey are more of a desert. this hershey's chocolate with hazelnut has 20 grams of sugar. lastly joining the aisle recently is powdered peanut butter. peanuts are pressed to get the oil out so there's less fat and less calories. >> two tablespoons of this has 50 calories versus two tablespoons of traditional peanut butters has 180 calories. >> reporter: with the powder you can add water to make a spread or just sprinkle some in a smoothie.
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another thing to consider with nut butters is price. regular peanut butter is typically the cheapest option. and i just tried this for the first time, the powdered peanut butter. i really like it. >> did you sprinkle it on fruit. >> i sprinkled it on apple slices. >> that's really good. >> have to try. that rick is going to take it. you have to watch him like a hawk. still to come on "action news" we'll check that accuweather forecast. >> oh, yeah, going live outside sky6 hd showing you cape may new jersey. it looks nice. meteorologist melissa magee has your exclusive accuweather five day forecast when we come right back.
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>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. >> meteorologist melissa magee in for cecily tonight and she has the week call from accuweather. friday was pretty nice, too, a little on the cooler side but we enjoyed it. >> y-can't complain rick and monica. as we head into the weekend temperatures will be nice and comfortable and still above average. the week in review. on monday had a high of 61, tuesday 75 and then we had record warmth both wednesday and thursday with temperatures maxing out in the lower 80's. very summer-like across the region and today climbing up to 69 in philadelphia which is still a good 18 degrees above average. although relatively cooler from where we were sitting at the same time yesterday. currently in philadelphia 67 degrees. 59 in allentown.
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63 in reading. at the coast in cape may 58ly the upper 50's as well in beach haven and 67 for both dover and millville but you look at the wind speeds. they're sustained any from 9 miles an hour in trenton to as high as 14 in the poconos 15 miles an hour in dover. the wind direction they're coming out of the north or northwesterly direction so that will make for a mostly clear sky and as a result temperatures will cool off fairly quickly. here's satellite6 along with action radar. you can see we've got dry conditions across our region and a little bit of moisture we had across the region earlier today that front now sagging off to our south and east so we're tapping into those northerly winds for the rest of tonight. also focus your attention out across the southwest where we have this area of low pressure over texas. this will lift northward as we get into the second half of our weekend on sunday. the call from accuweather forecast rest of tonight, mostly clear. it's chilly dropping down to 42 in philadelphia, cooler than last night. 34 in allentown and for the overnight low and we'll drop down to 41 in cape may. 35 degrees in lancaster for
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the overnight low. future tracker six showing you as you wake up tomorrow morning the temperatures really not bad. 8 o'clock in the morning numbers along the 95 corridor will be in the lower 40's. 39 in reading. 38 in allentown and 50 degrees at the coast in wildwood. and as we go throughout the afternoon hours with high pressure dominating for the first of our weekend 64 at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon. the 60's to our north and west and 55, it's mild in the poconos. your five day at 5:00 showing you it's sunny, still nice and mild tomorrow. high temperature up to 65 degrees. a reminder before you go bed saturday night to spring forward. we'll lose an hour of sleep but we'll gain an extra hour of daylight and by sunday, it's mild with some afternoon showers, sunset on sunday a little after 7:00 p.m. 64 for the high. cooler on monday with periods of rain. then we'll rebound back up into the upper 60's and 70's as we get into early next week. we'll let you know how the rest of that seven day looks like in the next half hour guys.
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>> thanks so much. >> much more "action news." we'll take a break and be right back with more. >> okay. when you think about success, what does it look like? is it becoming a better professor by being a more adventurous student? is it one day giving your daughter the opportunity she deserves?
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is it finally witnessing all the artistic wonders of the natural world? whatever your definition of success is, helping you pursue it, is ours. t-i-a-a. >> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass.
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>> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. the gop is trying hard to stop donald trump's momentum as he picks up another big endorsement just days away from several big primaries. residents in a southwest philadelphia neighborhood come outside to smashed up cars and a big collision. what police say caused all this damage. and the eagles make more changes to their roster. ducis rodgers has details on who is in and who is out. >> ♪ >> but now to the 2016 presidential race. republicans squared off in their final debate before next tuesday's pivotal primaries in five states. unlike before, though, the candidates focused more on the issues and less on the insults. this as donald trump continues to rack up endorsements. >> donald trump talks a lot about making america great but it's not just talk. he means it. i'm going to be helping him. others are going to be helping him. >> former republican candidate dr. benn carson formally endorsed donald trump for the nomination today. carson is the second former
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rival to back the businessman. the first of course was new jersey governor chris christie. this is all heading towards next tuesday which undoubtedly will shake up the presidential race. republican and democratic primaries will be held in illinois, missouri, north carolina, florida and ohio. florida and ohio by the way are winner take all states meaning its top democrat and republican will get all available delegates. the remaining republican candidates are doing whatever they can to stop trump's momentum even encouraging voters to support other candidates. abc's kenneth moton is live in washington tonight with more on that. kenneth, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, rick. tuesday is expected to be a major turning point for the republican candidates as they race for that gop nomination. >> ♪ >> thank you very much. >> reporter: gop frontrunner donald trump is feeling unstoppable ahead of another crucial election tuesday. >> we have to win missouri, that's what i have to win.
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[cheers and applause] >> if we don't win missouri, i'll be very angry. >> reporter: on the ground in saint louis, trump rallied his supporters and threw out one protestor after another after another. >> our country has to toughen up, folks. we have to toughen up. these people are bringing us down. >> reporter: trump's rally had more fireworks than that gop debate which focused on the issues. >> we need a president who knows what he's doing. >> reporter: marco rubio's campaign is urging all nontrump supporters to vote for him in his home state of florida and for john kasich in ohio. >> clearly john kasich is -- has a better chance of winning ohio than i document the candidates are preparing for a contested republican convention but one former contender is getting behind trump. dr. benn carson is endorsing its man who once called him a psychopath. >> we buried the hatchet. that was political stuff. >> reporter: in his home state of florida some polls have rubio trailing trump
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badly but ohio's governor kasich is closing in on the billionaire in the buckeye state, monica. reporting live here in washington, kenneth moton channel6 "action news." >> thank you kenneth. so just how are the republican candidates fairing in the win are take all states that he mentioned? in florida donald trump is leading with nearly 40 percent, florida senator marco rubio just has 25 percent, ted cruz with 18, john kasich 8.6 percent in florida. now, in ohio, again, donald trump leading with more than 36 percent but ohio governor john kasich is running second with 34. ted cruz had 16, marco rubio with 7 percent. and on the democratic side hillary clinton is dominating in florida. she's leading senator bernie sanders 63 to 29. in ohio, the contest is a bit closer but not that much. clinton leads sanders 57 to 37 percent. speaking of the democratic candidates sanders is hitting those tuesday primary states hard. today in raleigh north carolina he called for public funding of elections to ensure
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that political parties are chosen. he argues they can't be agents for real change when they take money from the most powerful institutions in america. hillary clinton attended the funeral of former first lady nancy reagan. she was joined by michelle obama laura bush and former president bush. it's a tradition that former first ladies attend. clinton's campaign events are scheduled in several key primary states over the weekend. worlds news tonight with david muir will have more on nancy reagan began's funeral as well as the 2016 presidential race. you can watch that following "action news at 6:00. >> traffic was brought to a standstill along route one in philadelphia's east falls section today following a serious crash. chopper6 was over the southbound lanes between fox street and ridge avenue. investigators say a verizon vehicle hit a bridge and then part of the vehicle flew into the northbound lanes and hit another car. the car behind the verizon truck was also hit. two people from each car were
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taken to the hospital for treatment. the verizon driver was not injured. a man suspected of being under the influence of drugs set his jeep on a collision course down a southwest philadelphia neighborhood. it happened this morning near 57th street and when it bee avenue. residents woke up to a mess of shattered glass and busted steel. "action news" reporter gray hall has more. >> reporter: it was a wild and frightening friday for this southwest philadelphia neighborhood. >> gas leaking. stuff could have blew up. somebody could have got killed. >> reporter: yes, this is what is left of a car. many came outside to the sights and sounds of a violent accident. >> it look like it come from out of a movie man the way this thing was. this guy was fly. i mean, he might have been doing about 65, 70 miles per hour. >> reporter: it happened this morning along 57th street and whitby avenue. >> i thought somebody house fell down. it really sound like something big hit something big. >> reporter: police believe the driver of this jeep was speeding lost control and slammed into several parked
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cars. >> shook the whole house. it was a loud noise. >> reporter: officers believe he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. >> he tried to -- they tried to tase him. i don't know what he was on, i don't know what drugs he was on but it was horrific. >> reporter: those living near the scene say this could have been worse. they are thankful no kids were out playing and that no one was inside the other cars. >> nobody got hurt but the guy that was driving. he the only one. >> he should have been hurt but he has super powers or something. that's crazy. >> reporter: police have not said how badly the driver was hurt but witnesses say the man's hand was severely injured and he didn't seem to be mentally stable. >> see the guy walking. blood on his hand got like a half a hand. he screaming come on walk with me y'all my peoples walk with me. >> reporter: people living in this neighborhood say they are constantly worried about folks speeding in this area but again tonight they say they are just thankful that no lives were lost. in southwest philadelphia, gray hall, channel6 "action news. >> in delaware two suspected drug dealers are facing
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criminal charges following a month's long investigation. michael diehl and joshua shorts were taken into custody after the new castle county police drug control unit says they witnessed a drug deal going down. officers recovered more than 500 bags of heroin, 10 vials of a liquid controlled substance known as sizzurp. diehl remains behind bars and shorts posted bail. also from our delaware news room wilmington fire investigators are still trying to determine what sparked this blaze in a row home. this was the 600 block of west third street this morning. four people who live inside got out without being injured but the home was destroyed. the red cross is now helping them find a new place to stay. >> time now for an update on the commute home tonight. autumn marisa is in for matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. >> let's see how friday night is rolling along. hi ought up. >> we're still busy. 95 northbound 320 avenue of the states. an accident off to the shoulder but a slow go from the delaware state line up to the blue route right now in those southbound lanes we have
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he a disabled vehicle on the opposite side of the road that's causing a slow down in the southbound lanes as well. showing you what the big picture looks like, speeds in the teens out there. dropping to single digits. we had an earlier accident on the schuylkill at university. we had an accident in wissahickon on the boulevard. so, that's just causing things to back up. one of the backups here is on the westbound lanes of the ben franklin bridge and again, that's because the earlier accident at university on the schuylkill expressway. so really slowing things down there. other area bridges looking nice and clear right now which is the good news. and mass transit is on time with no reported delays. if you're heading down to the sixers game tonight keep in mind we have two trains leaving fern rock at 6:08 and 6:18. and showing you what it's looking like on the boulevard right now. still going in those northbound lanes as you make your way up to wissahickon because of that earlier accident. have a great weekend, rick and month today. enjoy your friday night. >> see you monday. thanks autumn. much more still to come on "action news" friday night. he's known as the dog whisperer. tonight he is under investigation though for
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alleged animal cruelty. what he's being accused of. >> and the hard work and imagination of a group of high school students is on display at one southwest philadelphia high school. we will take you there. adam. >> and monica, i'll take it from here. temperatures today were in the upper 60's and it looks like we've got a quiet weekend as we head into both saturday and sunday. details can coming up with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. >> thank you melissa, my apologies. those stories and more when "action news" comes right back. >> adam is growing his hair long. [laughter] >> ♪ pet moments are beautiful,
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>> japan marking five years since that powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people. a gathering here in tokyo observed a moment of silence at the time of the quake when it struck off shore. some were tearing up as they held hands or bowed their heads in prayer and sirens were surrounded around the city. 180,000 people are still displaced because of that disaster. storms have hit hard in the southeast united states leaving parts of louisiana swamped. up to 10-inches of rain fell in hammond. flood waters trapped many people in their homes and they had to be rescued by boat. at least four people were killed in the storm across the
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region. the governor of louisiana has declared a state of emergency. >> caesar milan known to millions as its dog whisperer is under investigation for alleged animal cruelty tonight. it reportedly stems from a recent episode of milan's show caesar 911 in which a live pig was glued a behavioral training session with a dog who had attacked two other pigs. the dog bit the pig's here. nat geo wild said it understands the segment may have caused concern for viewers who did not see or understand the full context of the encounter. the network went on to say the pig that was nipped was tended to immediately afterwards and healed quickly. los angeles county animal control says it is now investigating. >> ducis rodgers here with sports and some more changes for the eagles today. >> the off season of change for this franchise. there can only be one number two quarterback and it won't be mark sanchez not on this
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eagles team. sanchez has been traded to the denver broncos. the eagles get back a 2017 conditional draft pick. sanchez was made expends dabble with yesterday's signing of chase daniel. he started 10 games for the birds in his two seasons. he went four and six as a starter. sanchez threw 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. he's country big, 6-foot 5335 pounds. brooks spent the past four years with the texans. the birds were very aggressive in their pursuit of him. >> excited. ready to get to work. ready to get started. the biggest thing for me is, you know, when things open up on monday pretty much from the get go, you know, the eagles let me know that i was their guy. i felt wanted. >> the parade of new players continues. this is nigel bran ham the linebacker they plucked from buffalo. he had a great season in 2014 when current defensive
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coordinator schwartz was with the bills. he excited to be reunited with schwartz. >> knowing his scheme and playing football to my best ability, he pretty much just let me pray free and be aggressive. >> college basketball villanova faces providence tonight in the semifinals of the big east tournament. temple and south florida, owls in control throughout. jalen bond leads the owls with 17 points. they lead at halftime by eight points. seconds half, temple on the move. ovie clips in with 13. the owls win 79-62 and they get uconn tomorrow. >> does not look good early. gw nails 15 3-pointers in this game. hawks down by as many as 16 in the first half. but they mount their biggest comeback of the season. they outscored their opponent
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51-31 in the seconds half. hawks win 86-80. they will face dayton tomorrow. you knew something was up with jahlil okafor's knee. today the sixers announce he will undergo a minor arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. they say the rookie will resume basketball activities in six weeks. that means his season is done. okafor was averaging 17 and a half points per game. the flyers playoff push continues. tonight they're in tampa to face the lightning. flyers are three points out of the final wild card spot in the eastern conference with 17 games to play. flyers beat the lightning on monday but they haven't won in tampa in five years. that's a span of eight games. the flyers know the lightning will come out firing tonight. >> obviously had a tough game against us and then losing again the other night so they're going to want to get back in the win column and we're going have do everything we can to prevent that from happening. >> phillies and braves in spring training. ryan howard has been out with an illness.
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back today. a two run double in the first inning. howard also leaves six men on base. we'll talk about that. phillies win easily nine to two. looking good this spring. eight and three record so far. >> wow. >> like it. thank you ducis. >> well, a well known family owned italian market in our area has a new home in doylestown. >> oneone, two, three. [cheers and applause] >> they cut the ribbon at altamont's grocery store. the old store was just off the road it offers a deli butcher and a bakery. they have been in business for 40 years serving people in bucks and montgomery counties. the other store is located in warminster. i do everything on the internet. but it's kind of slow. my friends said i should get fios because it's the fastest... i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (man) we're out of 2%. i wonder what else could be better around here?
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>> outside we're looking live from sky6 hd at the ben franklin bridge and clear skies on friday night. nice day, cooler temperatures than yesterday and the day before but we're still unseasonably warm. >> absolutely. meteorologist melissa magee is here to tell us all the stats. >> yeah, relatively cooler today. we weren't in the 80's like we were yesterday. >> that's what i was saying. >> exactly. you say it all really. [laughter] >> still nice and mild as we head into the weekend. storm tracker6 live double scan radar you can see no issues with precipitation. we're dry and it's relatively quiet as well as we head into a good portion of our weekend.
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outside we go. sky6 live in hd down to cape may, down at the shore, we have really calm conditions and we've got a partly cloudy sky turning cool overnight tonight underneath a mostly clear sky. the high today in philadelphia 69 degrees. 18 degrees above the average of 51 and just 3 degrees shy of the record of 72 set back in 1977. for the most part temperatures will be holding into the 60's as we head into our weekend. current its could intertrenton, 52 in the poconos, 59 in allentown, the lehigh valley the lower 60's for both reading and lancaster at this hour. at the coast in cape may 58 degrees and the upper 50's as well in beach haven. we're dealing with there north to northwesterly wind and here's part of the reason why. satellite6 along with action radar showing that you frontal boundary that moved through our region early this morning where we he did have a couple of showers at the tail end of the morning commute. that front is sagging down to our south. so, high pressure is dominating and the winds around that higher clockwise
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we're tapping into that north to northwesterly wind. out to the south and west over texas there's an area of low pressure that will lift northward as we get into the second half of our weekend. so the call from accuweather for the rest of tonight, mostly clear, much cooler, dropping down to 34 in the suburbs and 42 in philadelphia for the overnight low with that north to northeasterly wind at three to 6 miles per hour. here's the setup for us as we head into our weekend. high pressure still remains in control tomorrow with a nice mixture of sunshine and clouds. we'll max out at 65 degrees. that's a good 14 degrees still above average by tomorrow with plenty of sunshine to enjoy. tracking a cold front that dips down to our south and east and then there's that area of low pressure that lifts northward as we go throughout sunday so rather cloudy for the second half of our weekend and a high temperature by sunday coming in at 64 degrees. couple of showers are likely early in the afternoon, then steadier rain develops late sunday night carrying over throughout the day on monday with periods of rain. something also to keep in mind and a re90 we are springing
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forward this weekend. turn the clocks ahead one hour at bedtime before you go to bed saturday night. it's also a good idea to check the batteries in the smoke detectors so by sunday afternoon, the sunset will be at 7:oh 6:0 7:06. here's the seven-day forecast. sunny still nice tomorrow, high temperature up to 65 degrees. on sunday, it is mild with a couple of afternoon showers moving on in. steadier rain moves in at night, high temperature of 64. it is a raw and windy day with periods of rain on the way on monday with that easterly off the atlantic. tuesday breezy and warmer with sunshine and clouds sharing the sky, high temperature up to 66. 19 degrees above average on wednesday and at 72. thursday mostly cloudy for saint patrick's day, a high up to 66. gradually getting cooler as we get into next friday and a high temperature of 64. so, all in all it's certainly not a bad weekend.
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just tracking a little bit of rain sunday over into monday guys. >> okay. >> thank you so much. >> and 6abc.com/weather is like having a state of the art forecasting facility right at your fingertips. from storm tracker6 live radar to updated outlooks we have you covered all weekend long. remember the elderly woman who danced with president obama last month at the white house? well, tomorrow is virginia mclauren's actual birthday. friends and family had a luncheon for her today. the 107-year-old's bucket list included this meeting with the first couple. the video went viral and now virginia is an internet sensation. so, happy real birthday to our ms. mclauren.
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restorative justice guild also lent their support. >> these stories and more next at 6:00 family friends and the nation say goodbye to former first lady nancy reagan. philadelphia police investigate a reported abduction but in a bizarre twist, the woman later showed up and says she was not a victim. >> plus a family of a philadelphia firefighter who died in the line of duty 118 years ago is working to get back his memorial that was stolen. that and much more coming up next at 6:00. for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan melissa magee, jaime apody monica malpass, i'm rick williams. have a nice afternoon. and i raise turkey for shady brook farms®. we don't use growth-promoting antibiotics,
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night the death of an infant in berks county is now a homicide investigation and firefighters continue efforts to contain a forest fire in burlington county. but the big story on "action news" tonight is a final farewell to former first lady nancy reagan. >> blessed are the dead who die in the lord for they rest from their labors. >> they came to the reagan presidential library in simi valley california today to pay tribute to mrs. reagan who died last sunday at the age of 94. first lady michelle obama and three former first ladies, hillary clinton, laura bush with her husband and roslyn carter were there along with major political players from the reagan years and
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celebrities from hollywood. of course mrs. reagan was originally an actress who married ronald reagan in 1952. but it was left to nancy reagan's children to recount poignant memories of their mother and father. >> as her own health declined she was quite adamant and vocal about reuniting with my father on the other side after her passing. i am hoping for god's peace of mind that she got her wish. >> it would be a mistake by the way to consider her as somehow subordinate to him. they were co-equals. they complemented one another. individually they may have gone far but together they could and did go anywhere. >> nancy reagan was remembered today for her many contributions to her husband's presidency but none more important than the just say no campaign against drug abuse. which leads us right to the scourge which is the her

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